Historical Events In April - 13
Monday, 28 September 2020
1966 On this day in history soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service.
1967 On this day in history luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44
1970 Apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon on April - 13.
1970 On April - 13 the American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion
1972 Baseball players' strike ends after 13 days on this day in history.
1973 On April - 13 alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73
1974 On April - 13 stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71
1975 On this day in history jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament
1975 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1976 On this day in history $2 bill re-introduced as US currency
1976 Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes on April - 13.
1977 Perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie on April - 13.
1977 Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on this day in history.
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73
1978 On this day in history paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74
1979 Longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours on April - 13.
1980 On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters
1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on April - 13.
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on this day in history.
1982 On April - 13 republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom.
1983 Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.
1983 On this day in history undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth on April - 13.
1984 Christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on this day in history.
1984 On April - 13 pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career
1984 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on this day in history.
1985 "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1986 On April - 13 boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record
1986 On April - 13 pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue
1986 On this day in history spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1986 On this day in history stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies
1990 Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on April - 13.
1992 On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway